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FIREWORKS IN CINCINNATI

By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — This story from Mark Grace appeared on X.com (Twitter) and was worth sharing… Rick Sutcliffe gave up back-to-back HR’s in Cincinnati. And in Cincinnati, they shoot off fireworks after a Red hits a HR. Sutcliffe was pretty intense on the day he pitched. So, Eric Davis takes him deep & Paul O’Neill takes him deep right after that. So Sutcliffe is all mad, and pitching coach Billy Connors comes out to the mound and Sutcliffe yells at him, “I know I gave up back-to-back home runs, but get your ass back in the dugout and tell Zimmer to settle down too!” Billy looks at him and says, “I know you have everything under control, Rick. I just wanted to give that guy running the fireworks a little more time to reload.”

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